About Us

Josh Governale

Founding Partner

Josh Governale

Josh offers 16 years of marketing, media, public and talent relations experience. Before launching The Governale Group, he was at Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) where he marketed major network television entertainment programming, and served the press and global clients while managing talent and executives. Whether it’s for entertainment purposes, the press or millions of viewers, he has been entrusted to communicate stories, influence perception, shift opinions and promote world-class brands.


Having worked in a fast-paced, 24/7 industry for his entire career, he’s a results-oriented leader with a strategic approach to marketing and media placement. A native of Texas and a graduate of TCU, he has been consistently recognized for his leadership, taste, execution and the procurement/development of A-list industry relationships. After 15 formative years at FOX in Los Angeles, Governale gives you the chance to channel a national strategy, brand advocacy and impeccable relationships to roll out the red carpet from Houston, TX.





Joel Bryan

Creative Partner


Joel Bryan is a brand specialist and strategist. Beyond his passion for graphic design, Joel has the vision to ensure that brands are consistently represented in any and every execution. While Joel has an eye for all things visual, his unwavering commitment to brand standards and strategic marketing has led to industry recognition and a rewarding career. A graduate of the University of Kentucky, Joel also earned honors at the Art Institute of Dallas. He currently lives in The Woodlands, TX, with his wife, three boys, and their dog Bleu.











Afton Baily Griffin



aftonAfton is an experienced web marketing professional with a versatile background. As the owner of A Brand Strategy Consulting, she provides strong business acumen, leadership and strategy and digital expertise to The Governale Group.  Prior to our partnership, Griffin was the lead project manager for the National Charter School Resource Center with the US Department of Education at Safal Partners management consulting firm, as well as the Director of Marketing and Business Development team at luxury interior design firm Laura U, Inc. She was also the Manager of the Technology and Innovation Department at the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, handling a budget of over $1M and 24 staff. Griffin also worked with Texas Comptroller Susan Combs’ political campaign where she was the campaign director during the 2010 cycle where she spearheaded several large projects including public relations, fundraising, accounting, staff management, as well as the website and branding.


Griffin holds a degree in corporate communication from the University of Texas at Austin and is an American Academy of Project Management certified Master Project Manager. She was born and raised in Midland, TX, and currently resides in Houston, TX, with her husband, Bradley Griffin, a daughter, one cat, and two dogs. When she is not consulting, she is writing on her fashion-lifestyle blog TheWellSet.com, or traveling to new places and trying new things.




Katelyn Perkins




As a partner of The Governale Group, Katelyn Perkins provides smart social media tactics and manages public and media relations to elevate brands with strategic implementation of their marketing plans. She has worked in-house in marketing departments for larger brands, as well as agency-side for PR firms. Katelyn now works with clients in a range of industries, including entertainment, technology, beverage, real estate and retail, delivering social media strategy, day-to-da

y online community management and media outreach.











Dylan Vigil

Creative Partner


Dylan is a web developer & graphic designer with over 5 years of experience in the industry. A jack-of-all-trades and master of all things web, he contributes a well-rounded and versatile array of services to Governale Group, including but not limited to: web design, development, search engine optimization (SEO), client outreach, web mastery, graphic design, production, email & social media marketing. Despite being a millennial, his only definitive weakness is his inability to take a good selfie.